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  • Epicuria Architectes
    Charenton-le-Pont (94)

    Robert Schuman high school

    At the crossroads of SNCF railways, the A4 motorway and a residential area, a project that enhances its constraints, transforms its environment and proposes a High Environmental Quality building.

    How can one of the first HEQ buildings on an abandoned, polluted and noisy area in the Île de France be declined? The project appears as a “shield” defending itself from noise. The outer wall is encircled on two sides by a double skin glazed envelope, a genuine acoustic protection allowing to circulate in the building, to enjoy the views and natural light. The noise is visible but not heard. The spirit escapes, the landscape of roads and rails invites to travel. The composition offers a graphic and refined processing of the volumes. A system of polished white concrete boxes on the facades allows to punctuate the lines while preventing the pollution from settling. The project also turned out to be very innovative in offering optimal thermal insulation thanks to the construction of a Canadian well, the largest in France at the time. It thus provides an energy-saving response and meets the expectations of a school audience, particularly in terms of sound protection, serenity and brightness.

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    Operation
    2009 – Off-site reconstruction of a multi-purpose high school, between railway tracks and motorway
    Surface
    8 136 m²
    Budget
    19,7 M€
    Achievement
    Delivered in 2009
    Project management
    Regional Council of Ile de France / SADEV 94
    Architects
    Epicuria Architectes, lead architect / AAM, associated architect
    Consultants
    CET Ingénierie / S.Brindel Beth / SEREB
    Company
    Urbaine de Travaux
    Environmental profile
    HQE “NF Bâtiment tertiaire” certified
    Award
    Prix Grand Public 2010 des Architectures Contemporaines de la Métropole Parisienne
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